The Presidium acts upon the General Assembly’s behalf respecting Association operations and planning during the period between Assembly Meetings. The Presidium is the representative and executive body of the Association. It is subordinated directly to the Assembly.

The Presidium has the exclusive authority to:

  • act as the Association’s administrative body and representative towards third parties;
  • employ Association Staff;
  • transfer its representative rights to Association Staff with regard to limited and specifically defined matters;
  • propose actions or decisions to the Assembly for its adoption on matters which fall within the Assembly’s exclusive authority;
  • pass decisions in all questions which do not fall into the exclusive authority of the General Assembly as provided by the Constitution;
  • review the financial and cash management functions and activities of the Association;
  • report on the Association’s financial status at an Assembly Meeting at least once per year;
  • initiate requests before the Assembly to establish an Annual Budget; and
  • propose Annual Membership Dues for Members.

The Presidium consists of seven Assembly Representatives (each from separate Full Members) elected by secret ballot, majority vote of the General Assembly. The Presidium Members serve for a two-year period. Presidium meetings are held four or five times a year.

For more information on the Presidium please see Article VII of the ERRA Constitution.

ERRA Presidium Members


ERRA Chairman

Mr. Märt Ots (biography)
from May 2016
General Director
Estonian Competition Authority

Nyikos 2016  

ERRA Vice-Chairman

Mr. Attila Nyikos (biography)
from May 2016
Vice-President for International Affairs
Hungarian Energy and Utility Regulatory Authority


ERRA Presidium Member

H.E. Dr. Abdullah M. Al-Shehri (biography)
from April 2018
Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority of Saudi Arabia


ERRA Presidium Member

Mr. Rolands Irklis (biography)
from May 2016

Public Utilities Commission of Latvia




ERRA Presidium Member

Mrs. Maria Manicuta (biography)
from April 2009
Director General
Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority


ERRA Presidium Member

Ms. Maia Melikidze (biography)
from April 2018
Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission


ERRA Presidium Member

Mr. Mustafa Yilmaz (biography)
from May 2016
Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey


Previous Presidium Members and Terms

Mr. Anthony Akah, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2016 – April 2018
Mr. Amer Saif Al Hinai, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2016 – June 2017
Mr. Alparslan Bayraktar, ERRA Chairman, March 2014 – May 2016
Mr. Mirsad Salkic, ERRA Presidium Member,  March 2014 – May 2016
Mr. Gochia Shonia, ERRA Presidium Member, March 2014 – May 2016
Mr. Valdis Lokenbahs, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2014 – February 2016
Mr. Novak Medenica, ERRA Presidium Member, June 2013 – March 2014
Mr. Marek Woszczyk, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2011 – December 2013
Mr. Victor Parlicov, ERRA Presidium member, ERRA Chairman, April 2012 – August 2013
Ms. Hajnalka Kelemen, ERRA Presidium Member, June 2013 – July 2013
Mr. Angel Semerdjiev, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2012 – January 2013
dr. Gábor Szörényi, ERRA Presidium Member, ERRA Chairman, April 2008 – December 2012
Mr. Fatih Dönmez, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2008 – April 2012
Mr. Jozef Holjencik, ERRA Presidium Member,  April 2010 – April 2012
Mr. Elshan Asadov, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2008 – July 2011
Mr. Ljubo Macic, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2010 – May 2011
Mr. Mariusz Swora, ERRA Vice-Chairman, April 2010 – March 2011
Mr. Valeriy Kalcsenko, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2008 – April 2009
Mr. Slave Ivanovski, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2007 – April 2009
Mr. Sergey Titenko, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2007 – April 2008 
Mr. Dan Ionescu, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2006 – April 2009
Mr. Mart Ots, ERRA Presidium Member, May 2006 – April 2009
Mr. Yusuf Günay, ERRA Chairman, ERRA Presidium Member, December 2007
Mr. Sergey Novikov, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2005 – October 2007
Mr. Angel Semerdjiev, ERRA Chairman from May, 2004 – January 2007
Mr. Valeriy Kalchenko, ERRA Presidium Member, April 2005 – September 2006 and Vice Chairman, April 2008 – April 2010
Mr. Adrian Borotea, ERRA Presidium Member, Vice Chair, April 2005 – January 2006 
Prof. Inna Steinbuka ERRA Chair, April 2005 – October 2005
Mr. Vidmantas Jankauskas ERRA Chairman, November 2003 – April 2005
Mrs. Lyubov Goncharova Presidium Member, 2003 – April 2005
Mr. Ion Lungu Presidium Member,  December 2000  –  October 2004 
Mr. Yuriy Sakharnov, Presidium Member,  May  2003 – June  2004 
Mr. Dusan Holoubek, Vice-Chairman May 2003 – November 2003   
Mr. Péter Kaderják, ERRA Chairman, December 2000 – November 2003
Mr. Vardan Movsesyan, Member, December 2000 – July 2003 
Mr. Ularbek Mateev, Member,  December 2000   – May 2003 
Mr. Kirill Yankov,  December 2000 – 2002

Presidium Members’ Short Biographies


  Märt OTS
  ERRA Chairman
  General Director
  Estonian Competition Authority


Märt Ots has been the head of the Estonian Competition Authority since 2008. Previously he has worked for the Ministry of Industry and Energetics, State Energy Board as Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Head of Energy Department AEA Technology PHARE project “Energy planning for local governments” manager in Estonia, Ministry of Economic Affairs as Deputy Head of Energy Department and the Energy Market Inspectorate as Director General. In 2014, Märt Ots was elected as vice chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). In 2016 he was elected as Chairman of the ERRA for a two-year term.

Märt Ots has graduated from Tallinn Technical University (thermal engineering) in 1991 and obtained Master´s degree of technology in 2002. Since 2016 Mr. Ots has a doctoral degree in electrical power engineering.


  Nyikos 2016

  Attila NYIKOS
  ERRA Vice-Chairman
  Vice-President for International Affairs
  Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)


Attila Nyikos is the Vice-President for International Affairs of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority since July 2013. Previously he has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-1998) as an International lawyer, the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the United Nations in Geneva (1998-2002) as a Second Secretary, worked as an Attorney-at-law (2002-2010), worked as legal commissioner (supervisor) of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management delegated to the Hungarian Aluminium Production and Trade Zrt. (2010-2011) after the „red sludge disaster“, he was Head of International and Legal Department (2010-11) and Head of Department for International Affairs at the National Directorate General for Disaster Management under the Ministry of the Interior.



  H.E. Dr. Abdullah M. AL-SHEHRI
  ERRA Presidium Member
  Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)
  Saudi Arabia


Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Al-Shehri, Governor, Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA). He was the Vice Governor for Regulatory Affairs (2005 – 2009). He is an ex-Member of the Shura Council (The National Consultative Council of Saudi Arabia). Dr. Al-Shehri is a professor of Electrical Engineering and ex-Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM).

Dr. Al-Shehri received his Ph.D. Degree from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, in 1985, in the area of power systems. He obtained his M.SC. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 1980 and 1978 respectively.

Dr. Al-Shehri has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical power systems analysis and planning and has been actively involved in both basic and applied research in the area of power systems. He was a member and a leader of several working groups that conducted national and regional studies in the fields of power systems interconnections including the “Feasibility Study for Interconnecting the Electric Power Systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States”, the “Interconnecting the Power Systems in the Mashreq Arab Countries”, and “Feasibility Study for Electric Energy Trading in the Mashreq Arab Countries”. In addition, he was the principal investigator of several studies in the fields of Power Systems Planning, Electric Energy Conservation, Power Quality, Renewable Energy and Co-generation. Dr. Al-Shehri published numerous  papers and articles in international and local scientific journals and conference proceedings.



  Rolands IRKLIS
  ERRA Presidium Member

  Public Utilities Commission (PUC)


Rolands Irklis is Chairman of Public Utilities Commission of Latvia since February 2016. From 2011 to 2016, he has worked as Commissioner in Public Utilities Commission. He also worked as a Consultant for Energy Community Project for Secondary Electricity Legislation in Ukraine (2015-2016), Sworn advocate (2010-2011), Legal advisor of Bank of Latvia (2007-2010), Lawyer at Law Office Convents (2003– 2007). He is ERRA Presidium member since 2016.

Rolands Irklis has graduated from University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (Master degree) in 2005. Currently Rolands Irklis is continuing studies in Executive MBA program at Riga Business School.



  ERRA Presidium Member
  Director General
  Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)


Maria works in ANRE from March, 1999 as Director  General of Network Access and Authorization Department. Her team is responsible for granting licenses and authorizations in the electricity field as well as drawing-up technical regulations regarding network access.

From 2002  she was appointed as Commissioner of ANRE Regulatory Committee.

She was involved in many ERRA activities from  the beginning, especially in the Licensing/ Competition Committee.

Prior to this she joined to the Reform and Strategy Committee of RENEL (former integrated Romanian Electricity Company) and participated to the drawing-up of the Romanian power sector restructuring program.

She started her career in energy scientific research activities at ICEMENERG- National Institute for Research in Energy.

She graduated as an engineer from the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering, Nuclear Power Plants (1984).



ERRA Presidium Member
Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)



Maia Melikidze is an executive MBA graduate from Harvard University in the field of Global Strategic Management. Furthermore, she has academic education in International Economic Law at Georgian Technical University and currently is working on renewable energy issues at Business & Technology University (Silicon Valley Tbilisi); Since July, 2017 Ms Melikidze occupies a position of commissioner at Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Commission for 6 year period. Before, she worked for the President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili as an economic advisor.  Afore, Ms Melikidze gained twelve year experience of working in a private sector: International Audit Company “Ernst & Young” as a senior auditor; JSC Bank of Georgia – Tax Analyst; JSC Liberty Bank – Head of National Bank of Georgia and IFRS audit cooperation department.

Simultaneously Ms Melikidze is involved in educational process and encourages prosperity of new generation. She is an associated professor at Business and Technology University, which ensures unique educational expertise by integrating business into technology and making innovations.  She supports Silicon Valley Tbilisi and works hard in order Georgia to become an exporter of education in the region.

Ms Melikidze is an author of several publications at Forbes focusing on diminishing unemployment and ensuring economic growth; involvement of Finance Institutions in mobilizing a public wealth.



  Mustafa YILMAZ
  ERRA Presidium Member
  Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)


Mustafa Yılmaz was born in Nizip/Gaziantep in 1966. Pursuant to his secondary education in Nizip, he completed his higher education in İstanbul University Law Faculty between years 1984-1988. He became a free-lance lawyer in İstanbul in 1989. He worked as a lawyer in the energy sector between the years 1993-2004. In this period, he contributed to the activities of some non-governmental organisations.

He was appointed as the Board Member of EMRA in February 2004. He was assigned as the Second President with a Decision of Council of Ministers in January 2010 and was re-appointed as the Second President in February 2010. Yılmaz was assigned as the President of EMRA in February 2014 for the rest of his term of office. Finally, he was appointed as the President of EMRA on 1 March 2016 for a period of 6 years. Mustafa Yılmaz is married with three children.


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